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Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262042482

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262042482.001.0001

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(p.215) 10 Everyware

Rob Kitchin

Martin Dodge

The MIT Press

This chapter provides a detailed discussion on how different technologies and infrastructures are being created by the advancement in different forms of computing to make the notion of everyware a reality. It defines everyware, a term referring to opening up computation to everyday tasks, for every person, and everywhere. Three motivations that are facilitating the development of everyware are empowerment, securitization, and sousveillance. The chapter discusses the dangers and social risks associated with everyware, and emphasizes that due to its pernicious surveillance, individuals and communities resist it, and as a result, it always remains partial in nature. Finally, the chapter examines some forms of everyware being developed by technologists and offers socially productive applications of everyware.

Keywords:   everyware, securitization, sousveillance, social risks, technologists

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